Emery’s Homecoming and Spirit Week
Homecoming weekend is easily one of the most exciting events that takes place during the fall semester of school. The entire Emery community comes together with tons of spirit, cheers on the Jaguars as they fight for victory in the homecoming game and later celebrate with a school dance. At Emery/Weiner, the fun starts a whole week before the game, as the entire school participates in Spirit Week!
The theme for this year’s homecoming was “That 70’s Homecoming” and the week leading up to the game was totally groovy. Spirit week kicked off with Movie Monday, where students were encouraged to dress up in outfits from movies in the 70s. Juniors Jenna Blumrosen, Natalie Goldberg, Megan Haas, Katerina Mangini and Carly Tiras dressed up together as characters from the popular 70s movie, Grease. In Ma’amad (all school assembly), students participated in music trivia, where they tried to guess various songs from the 70s.
The next day was totally rad, tie-dye Tuesday! The whole school was decked out in their most colorful tie-dye apparel. Senior Rachel Abreu was a fan of the day and said, “Tie-Dye Tuesday was my favorite dress up day during Homecoming because I got to show off the awesome tie-dye shirt I made myself this summer at camp!” One unique Emery tradition that takes place on Tuesday is the door decorating contest. Each chavaya (advisory) is given a long sheet of paper and craft supplies and competes to make a door poster related to the Homecoming theme. It was so difficult to pick a winner; each Chavaya’s designs were far out.
For Woodstock Wednesday, students and teachers broke out their best music festival apparel. Following that was band tee Thursday, which was one of the school’s favorite dress up days of the week. Both students and teachers sported shirts from their favorite bands of the 70s. Another exciting aspect of Spirit Week is the annual Powderpuff game, which took place on Thursday. Girls are separated into two teams, underclassmen and upperclassmen, and play an intense game of flag football. This year, the Upperclassmen came out victorious, winning the game by playing into overtime.
Friday was the traditional Blue Out, where students showed their Jaguar pride at an all school pep rally. The rally consisted of introducing the Varsity Football team, encouraging words from the coach, and a fun throwback game that put teachers against students.
The spirit week leading up to the Homecoming game and dance was certainly one that got the entire school excited for what was to come over the weekend!
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